When the Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman used a second-round draft pick on former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurtz in April, NFL team fans were alive.
Hurtz was the runner-up for the 2019 Heisman Trophy in the transfer season at Oklahoma, but Eagles supporters believed that Philadelphia already had the backup for the big money quarterback, with Roseman being the 53rd choice to be an effective player.
Injuries to offensive linemen and wide receivers seem to fuel the Eagles ‘0-2-1 start to the 2020 season, largely contributing factor to the fans’ choice of hits. And while that may be true, some vocal fans have taken a new approach to hurts: they want to play it.
But Philadelphia coach D Pedg Pederson isn’t – at least not regularly.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a passing passing in 2020. Passing is a passing-efficiency rating – the worst in the NFL for 33 players enough to qualify. After throwing seven interceptions in 2019, Ventez has thrown six in three games in 2020, the most in the NFL.
During a show Monday on “Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team” on WIP-FM in Philadelphia, Pederson was asked what he would take to try out the second quarterback.
“You’re not going there,” Pedersen said. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction. It’s a reaction to things that sometimes happen, you know, a symptom of the disease that’s out there. Really? This isn’t what we believe internally, and we’ll continue to get better.” Carson is our quarterback.We’re going to fix it, he’ll fix it, and you know we have a long season.
“Listen, we’re only half the game from the first place, for goodness sake. The whole division isn’t playing very good football right now, so, you know, we’re not that far away. ”
After picking up some interest lumps in 2016, Ventez threw 10,409 yards and 81 touchdowns with 21 interceptions from 2017 to 2019. Prior to last season, Philadelphia signed Wentz to a four-year, 128 128 million contract extension.
But this season, the Eagles lost 27-17 to the Washington Football Team 27-17 and 37-1 to the Los Angeles Rams before tying the Cincinnati Bengals 23-23 on Sunday. Those teams are 1-5 in their other games in 2020.
“(Sunday) was tough because we lost Dallas Goedert in the ninth game of the game (and then) (wide receiver) Desin Jackson went out, and apparently, those are the two big guys we plan on,” Pedersen said. “And then you start moving around some pieces, and it becomes difficult. Listen, I’ve always said before that it’s not about one person. We’ve got to make sure everyone leads the line and does the right thing, runs his job on any particular sport whether it’s aggressive, runners, receivers, tight ends, everyone, quarterbacks – we’re all in this . It’s not just about one person. There are some plays (Wentz) probably wanting and wanting to get back into the game and maybe that makes a difference, but we’ll keep moving forward. “
Pedersen said there are a few things the Eagles could try to untrace Ventz.
“I think it’s one of the ways we do that and really has to play some quick, up-tempo to get his brain out, where players don’t have to think, they just react,” Padders said. His Monday press conference. “It’s been a recipe for us over the years, and it’s something we might have to take a little more proactively. We’ll take a look at the game’s plans and make sure there aren’t too many moving parts or items in the quarterback’s perspective that we’ve got to carry inside, just a variety of run-in-play where you don’t have to think about a lot of things and To help him clear his mind and let him play and play what we know he is capable of creating. ”
Hurt was inactive in Game-Day at Philadelphia’s season-opener, with Net Sudfield serving as a backup quarterback. Hurtz has played that role in the last two games.
Against the Rams, the Hurts took to the field for three plays, running backwards and the wide receiver as a decoy. On Sunday, he played three snaps again, ining for the first time in the quarterbacks and recording his first NFL stats.
Hurts had an 8-yard run for the first down and was handed backwards before he erupted in the read zone on the lost 3 yards.
And so the Hurts landed in the NFL before his former Alabama teammate Tua Tagoveloa. Tagoviloa backed Hurtz as a freshman in 2017 before setting foot after halftime of the CFP Championship game to advance the Crimson Tide to a 26-23 overtime victory over Georgia. In 2018, Hertz backed Tagowilloa and walked off the bench in the fourth quarter to give Alabama a 35-28 win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
Tagoviloa entered the NFL as the fifth player selected in the 2020 draft, but did not play for the Miami Dolphins. Instead, Tagoviloa is a backup of 16-year-old Pryan Fitzpick’s trick.
During his press conference on Tuesday, Chan Gaylee, the offensive coordinator of the Dolphins, was asked if he thought it would be a good idea to set up a play-by-play package to give Miami a little experience.
“I think that’s a question for (head) coach (Brian) Flores,” Gaylee said.
Gaili said Tagaviloa is coming right where it is.
“He’s come a long way to say, ‘Yeah, we did that.’ ‘But every crime is unique, and indeed it is a language and it is a language learning process that it is going through. The great thing is that what he has to sit and listen to is the biggest mind of football to me and that is Fitz. He needs to talk to him about defense, about defense, about all the football stuff you don’t really get in a college lodge, so it’s a different game than college here. He’s picked it up pretty well so far. But he’s got a little bit of learning yet, which I think he’ll tell you. “
The San Francisco 49ers visit the Philadelphia, Week 4 Sunday game while Miami hosts the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.
Mark Injet is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter AMarkG1.
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